2012 year 12 parent information evening 20 january


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2012 year 12 parent information evening 20 january

  1. 1. The year ahead... Year 12 Parents’ Information and Social Evening 2012
  2. 2. Prayer & Welcome Ms Barbara Watkins - Principal A Balanced Life Mrs Gabrielle Stooke - Director of Pastoral Care The Year Ahead Mrs Megan Pursche - Director of Learning Curriculum matters Mr Mark Mikulandra - Dean of Learning
  3. 3. <ul><li>A Balanced Life </li></ul><ul><li> Mrs Gabrielle Stooke </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Pastoral Care </li></ul>
  4. 4. Life’s a Great Balancing Act School Family Friends Exercise Fun Sleep Study
  5. 5.  Negotiate sensible choices  Avoid confrontations and repetitive requests  Set goals  Develop good study habits
  6. 6. Issues <ul><li>Friendship / Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Stress and Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Self Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Body Image </li></ul><ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul>
  7. 7. Strategies <ul><ul><ul><li>Stay calm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mediate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relaxation Techniques </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Referral to external agencies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assist as part of Pastoral Care team to </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>provide a “whole school” support plan </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Wellbeing – seek help Head of House, Tutor and/or School Counsellors Mrs Mary Bryant Mon – Tues Mrs Keeva Mostyn Mon - Thur Mrs Cathy Walbank Wed - Fri
  9. 9. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Year Ahead... <ul><li>Mrs Megan Pursche </li></ul><ul><li>Director Learning </li></ul>
  11. 11.
  12. 12. What do we do well? <ul><li>Research, Reflection and Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Learning </li></ul><ul><li>A Culture of Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Studies of Religion </li></ul>
  13. 13. Getting the most out of study <ul><li>Working smart not long </li></ul><ul><li>Getting work marked </li></ul><ul><li>Doing night shift </li></ul><ul><li>Distractions </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sample marks sent to the Board of Studies. How does the BOS make sense of these? School 1 School 2 Mary 61 Claire 55 Sue 54 Wendy 54 Alison 50 Rebecca 48 Gail 47 Jane 40 Abigail 94 Tom 88 Abby 87 Jo 87 Tara 82 Rob 80 George 79 Andy 70
  15. 15. <ul><li>They use the only assessment task that everyone does which is the HSC , then moderate each school’s marks </li></ul>
  16. 16. What about practical subjects? ? <ul><li>Practical work is assessed by August </li></ul><ul><li>A body of work can’t be created at the last minute </li></ul><ul><li>BOS marks the final piece of work, teachers mark progress along the way. Make the progress meaningful so that there is not a big discrepancy at the end. </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Next 6 Months <ul><li>Lots of assessments in 2 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Getting marks back </li></ul><ul><li>Ranks </li></ul><ul><li>Trial Examination </li></ul>
  18. 18. How can the Careers department help? <ul><li>Careers Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speaker programs </li></ul><ul><li>Interview students and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate latest information </li></ul><ul><li>Provide contacts where possible </li></ul><ul><li>Supply publications </li></ul><ul><li>UAC and TAFE applications </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship applications </li></ul><ul><li>GAP applications </li></ul><ul><li>ACCESS applications </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  20. 20. Mr Mark Mikulandra Dean of Learning
  21. 21. Your Teachers <ul><li>Expert in the course </li></ul><ul><li>Previous HSC teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>HSC Marking/Senior Marker </li></ul><ul><li>HSC Judge </li></ul><ul><li>HSC Assessor </li></ul><ul><li>HSC Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook Writers </li></ul><ul><li>Trial HSC Examination Writers </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Board of Studies <ul><li>Syllabus Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Past Higher School Certificate Examination Papers and Notes from the Marking Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Standards Package </li></ul><ul><li>Online Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Manuals and Guides </li></ul>
  23. 23. Past Papers <ul><li>Textbook – Mathematics, Science & Social Science </li></ul><ul><li>BOS – website questions only </li></ul><ul><li>Your Teacher – HSC/Trial HSC Past Papers </li></ul>
  24. 24. Extra Assistance <ul><li>Your teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Fellow students </li></ul><ul><li>Maths at Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>LRC </li></ul><ul><li>HSC Seminars – edassist, </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Associations </li></ul>
  25. 25. Tree of Success PB Ask Fail Learn CHAMPS Accuracy Reading Conversations Relationships Three E’s of Learning
  26. 27. Strategies <ul><li>C H A M P S Commitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul>